Model Animal Protection Laws Collection
The Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Model Animal Protection Laws include definitions of terms, general prohibitions, defenses, pre- and post-conviction procedures, and other provisions.
Whether you are updating the municipal code for a city, running a campaign against a cruel industry practice, or litigating a case against an animal abuser, the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Model Animal Protection Laws Collection are a great reference.
This collection of model laws can serve as a benchmark to measure your local animal protection laws against, or a template to create new ones.
The Model Animal Protection Laws are in the process of being updated.
On an early August morning, 34 horses seized from a scene of severe neglect began their 107th day in state custody. Horse rescue volunteers had nursed the horses back to health, and ready to be adopted. But the horses needed one more thing...November 8, 2019 News
The Animal Legal Defense Fund applauds Speaker Corey Johnson and the NYC Council for voting to end the sale of foie gras. Intro 1378, sponsored by Council Member Carlina Rivera, now moves to Mayor de Blasio, who is expected to sign the bill into law.October 30, 2019 News
Lawsuit alleges the government has unlawfully weakened protections for threatened and endangered speciesOctober 22, 2019 Press Release